|Poster:||capitan_picard||Date:||Feb 23, 2022 3:08am|
|Forum:||texts||Subject:||Virus False Positives|
The problem comes from the fact that malware can be encoded as base64 and can be attached to a message. However, those attachments have been removed already. The remaining attachments are usually images in .gif or .jpg format. If there are *any* attachments at all though, the file gets flagged by the virus scanner.
I could, in theory, remove every single post with any attachment at all, but that will remove a significant number of Usenet messages from the uploaded archive. I'm looking for any input on how to proceed.
Example file here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tgeek77/mboxexample/main/alt.sixtyplus.mbox